Career services

Interview Preparation Guide

A working checklist to help you prepare for interviews—whether virtual, in person, or by phone.  Copy the Google Doc or print it for a hard copy and follow the tips provided to set yourself up for success.  Learn what to bring and wear to an interview, the most common questions and what to expect, and tips and tricks for different situations.

Business Bootcamp enthusiastically received by students and alumni

This CCS event took place on Nov. 20, 2021.

Participants spent the day finessing and presenting their ideas for entrepreneurial businesses during the BootCamp. It was a great chance to develop elevator pitches and business resumés, as well as location, marketing, and financial plans. We’re thrilled that so many took the opportunity to test out their ideas. Our thanks also to instructor Holly Mosher, who led the day, as well as our school of “sharks,” (like on Shark Tank), who also worked with participants to strengthen and refine business plans. They included Sandra Strunk, co-founder of Meraki Enterprises consulting firm; Diana Diehl, a professionally certified leadership coach; Melisa Baez, Chief Program Officer at ASSETS, where she focuses on building equitable entrepreneurial resources; Kirk Barrett, a longtime entrepreneur; Madison DeWispelaere, Creative Director at Attollo Prep; Patrick Quinlan, a PCA&D instructor and faculty member at Adrian College in Michigan; and Mara Moldovan, who has worked in businesses from automotive to fashion and military contractors. 

Working as a Creative in the Gig Economy

A rundown of essential tips for digging up gigwork, spotting scams, advocating for yourself and protecting your time, and preparing for tax season along the way will help you stay productive and sane.

Work with staff to find internship and job opportunities, tighten your resume, practice your elevator pitch, and improve your financial literacy through workshops or one-on-one meetings.

Justin Phillips

Director of the Center for Career Services

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